Zenworks 6.5

Posted on 2005-02-28
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am removing Zenworks from a Netware server and installing it on a standalone server. I will be utilizing the desktop and server management on the new server. I need a step by step method of completely removing Zenworks off of a Netware server that includes the NLM's and is it ok just to delete the objects from Console One?
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Not clear on what you want to do here - what's a standalone server as opposed to a NetWare server?  How can you install ZEN in a standalone environment?  Is this going to be a separate tree or something?

To uninstall a product from a NetWare server, it is best to use the install applet in the NetWare GUI.   I don't know how far that will go in cleaning up stuff but it will remove it from the server's list of installed products.  You'll want to check to make sure it doesn't have anyting left in autoexec.ncf for the app you're uninstalling, 'cause that probably won't be affected by the uninstall.

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ID: 13425970
I am sorry...I should have been more specific. I hcurrently have 2 Netware 6.5 servers and one of them is running the desktop management and some application pushes using Zenworks 6.5. I now have a new server and want to remove all of the zen stuff from the current server and build the new server dedicated only for Zenworks. I will be doing Desktop and Server Management along with App pushes and Imaging. I was going to build it in the same tree unless that is not the best idea either.

I have not found documentation on complete removal of Zen and was wondering if anyone had a list of steps needed to make sure it is completely removed. I am not as up on Netware or Zen but have been asked to get Zenworks going and did running well but I am not sure about getting rid of everything Zen on the old server. I tried NWCONFIG and that did not work and I tried running the CD from a remote workstation and that did not seem to work either.
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It definitely should be in the same tree.  Since it's already been installed, the schema extensions should already be there, and the apps you already have built should be relatively easy to move to another server.  

Since the new server will be in the same tree, you really don't have to uninstall anything.  Just  comment out the stuff in autoexec.ncf that loads the zen pieces.   You might want to leave 'em both running for a while, as you move the apps to the new server.  That will give you a smoother transition - a better end-user experience, so to speak.

It wouldn't hurt to have it all on the old server, anyway - that way you can build fault-tolerance into your apps, and can have a ready-to-roll fallback in case of a hardware failure on the new one.


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